One of the best things of being a blogger of any kind is when someone else takes the time to appreciate your hard work and efforts. Today has been that day for me. Pandragon Dan has nominated The Writing World for the Versatile Blogging Award.
This lofty-sounding award is basically a mutual admiration society where bloggers recognize their peers for writing quality blogs that touched them in some way. The VBAs honor the blogger rather than specific posts. It’s a chance for bloggers to pat themselves on the back like the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences does with the Oscars. Until someone starts giving out Blogscars, the VBAs will have to suffice.
What are the criteria, or rather the inclusion in the touch-points of “speech” you’ll want to make upon receiving such an award? Here they are:
If you are nominated, then you’ve been awarded the Versatile Blogger Award! It’s simple! Take a few moments to FEEL the warmth of the bestowed “congratulations!” Then think of 7 things to tell/share/reveal about yourself.
Here are my 7 things I would like to share with you:
One of the most important things to me (besides family) is my writing. I haven't released any books yet but I do have several in different stages of the publishing process. When I write, I write from the heart. Just like the about me section of my website: I write for me. I don't write to impress. I write to express.
Second is I'm actually rather shy until one gets to know me. That's sort of weird seeing how I write everyday in some form for millions to see. Doesn't seem like someone who's shy would take on. I love it.
Third I would rather read books from self published authors. I think self published authors all deserve a medal for their time, dedication, and passion. Readers don't realize the time and money it takes self published authors to get their names noticed. Kudos to those who have chose the path of self publishing.
Fourth is that I'm super excited to see each member in my family (soon to be hubby, myself, and our daughter) as book worms. I love sitting at the computer and glancing around the living room to see my six year old daughter reading instead of playing video games. Sends a warm fuzzy feeling through me and a huge smile to my lips.
Fifth, I'm hoping that when my books do hit the public, the readers will see the messages behind each journey with each character. Just about every book I am writing has a piece of my life in it. I incorporate my life into my books.
Sixth, my mother is my best friend. I think everyone should love their mother and it's a bonus to have them as their best friends. I believe she's one of my biggest fans.
Seventh, I have a super supportive soon to be hubby. He is always encouraging me to be the best I can be. When I go through my spats of "I'm never gonna be good enough." he's there to knock me back in the right path. He is proud of me no matter what. That's one reason why I decided to marry this wonderful man.
Next, thank the person who gave you this award. That’s common courtesy. Include a link to their blog. That’s also common courtesy — after all, let other peeps know about a great stopping place on the web!
Thank you so much Pandragon Dan. It's so nice to see some one take the moment to recognize me.
Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.
1. Crystal Cattabriga
2. Lily Crussell - YA Author
3. Cat Miller
4. Roxanne Kade
5. Mary Ting
7. Andrea Pearson
8. Madison Woods
9. Michael Cargill
10. Diane M. Haynes
11. Dianna Hardy
12. Ted Krever
13. Willow Cross
14. J. L Spelbring
Thank you for taking the time to read this. Have a wonderful day.